Jul 27, 12:41 PM EDT
Report: NASA Let Astronauts Fly Drunk
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA let astronauts fly drunk on at least two occasions, an independent panel said in a report released Friday.
The report gave no names and did not say when the drinking occurred, how many astronauts were involved, or whether they were flying on the space shuttle, the Russian Soyuz spaceship, or aboard NASA's training airplanes.
NASA officials let them fly even after flight surgeons and fellow astronauts raised concerns that flight safety might be jeopardized, according to the report, done by a panel created by NASA after the arrest of astronaut Lisa Nowak in February on charges she tried to kidnap her rival in a love triangle.
Thank goodness there is not that much traffic in space yet! At least they can't be charged with a DUI!!!